New anarchist publication RUMOER #1 out now

  • Posted on: 18 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
New anarchist publication RUMOER #1 out now

From RUMOER

We want more uproar, which is why we give you RUMOER! A publication which will hopefully provoke discussion, irritation, inspiration, agitation, and attack. Because we do not want a raise in wages, but the destruction of work. Because we do not want to shout ‘boo!’ but want to hear BOOM! We want a confrontation without compromise with the system that is destroying our lives and the planet.

Annoucing the Austin Anarchist Bookfair 2020

  • Posted on: 18 January 2020
  • By: anon (not verified)
Austin Anarchist Bookfair 2020

The Austin Anarchist bookfair 2020 is a regional event bringing together anarchists and like minded folx from across the city, region, and the so-called nation. We look forward to fostering connections between anarchists, left libertarians, and anti authoritarians. Also, we hope to celebrate the communities we have growing here and across the globe.

Join us Sunday Feburary 9th at Spider House Ballroom for a one day celebration of resistance, community, and joy in a relaxed, all ages atmosphere. Free and open to the public. Browse zine makers and leftist orgs; meet, chat, and drink with other like minded folks, listen to some amazing speakers, and find out more about the causes you are passionate about.

If Lyobov's Notes Made It Back to Terra: Ursula K. LeGuin vs. Hollywood

  • Posted on: 18 January 2020
  • By: anon (not verified)

Peter Gelderloos

In 2009, James Cameron made a remake of Dances With Wolves set on the fictitious planet of Pandora and replacing the Lakota with an alien species called the Na'vi. It ended up being far more successful than Edward Zwick's 2003 Dances With Wolves remake starring Tom Cruise, and even more than the Kevin Costner original.

Curiously, all the major elements of this remake that were different from the first Dances With Wolves were lifted from an Ursula K. LeGuin novel, The Word for World is Forest.

A-Radio Berlin - Week of Solidarity with the Political Prisoners

  • Posted on: 16 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

from a-infos

After more than 80 days since the popular revolt started in Chile, the struggle and social organising persists, with an unyielding conviction to confront and break with this economic and power model which has perpetuated inequalities, injustices and abuses for decades. Without a doubt, the revolt that is still in the air in Chile has meant an inflection point, a point of no return in a long road of struggles, but it has also brought heavy costs with it: Hundreds and hundreds of prisoners of this territory.

A Worker's Story #1 by AWSM - Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

  • Posted on: 16 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

from a-infos

Here Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) offers the first of what we hope will become an ongoing series of interviews with workers from various sectors who are having their well being and livelihoods damaged. We begin with an educator in Southland, South Island. Due to the attitude and actions of his employers, he has asked to remain anonymous. ----

Cyberspace: Archive of Linksunten Indymedia Published Online

  • Posted on: 16 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

from anarchists worldwide

“The resistance is global… a trans-pacific collaboration has brought this web site into existence.”

that’s how the first article on seattle.indymedia.org started on November 24th 1999. By forming the Indymedia network, we put journalism and press work about our actions and protests back into our own hands. With Indymedia, the anti-globalisation movement testified that a different and empowering “globalisation” in solidarity is possible.

“Hard times demand independent media…”

wrote those who started linksunten.indymedia.org in their foundation statement.

Mutualism — The Wolf in Anarchist Clothing

  • Posted on: 15 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
Mutualism — The Wolf in Anarchist Clothing

From No Wing Anarchy

Mutualism describes itself using words like “voluntary”, “reciprocal”, and (most contestedly) “anarchist”. Perhaps there is some claim to be made here, as the coiner of the term “mutualism” is the same man that brought the word “anarchism” into the Western world, Proudhon. Perhaps, though, despite having some claim of familial lineage in relation to anarchism, mutualism is yet another ideology that stifles individuality. Just like any other prescriptive “-ism”, there is an inherent danger in adhering to blueprints. The individual who adheres to an ideology stagnates in devotion to that ideology. The groups of individuals who form around ideologies have a tendency to calcify, and form rigid social systems. While an anarchism based in the idea of “no rulers” opposes these tendencies, as it is always vigilant towards potential coercive situations, mutualism does not contain this same defense mechanisms. Just like communism, socialism, and the many hyphenated anarchisms, mutualism betrays anarchism by attempting to prescribe a particular action or process, rather than anarchism’s simple prescription of freedom.

Anthony Di Franco on Counter Culture Labs

  • Posted on: 15 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

From C4SS

A little late, but still here, our last episode of the season features Anthony Di Franco, co-founder and board member at Counter Culture Labs. In this episode we continue to touch on anarchist thought in action by taking a close look at Counter Culture Labs, a group of biohackers in Oakland which houses the Open Insulin project, an effort to develop open technology for insulin production at microbrewery scale and organize patient-led cooperatives to manufacture it.

The Miraculous North East Militia

  • Posted on: 15 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

From The Transmetropolitan Review

Just northeast of downtown Los Angeles is the neighborhood of Highland Park, currently the target of blatant gentrification. According to most people, the completion of the Metro Gold Line in 2003 was the first step in this process, although it took years to feel the effects. Few people rode the Metro into the Highland Park station and most commuters just went between downtown and the end of the line. After the economic recession hit in 2008, the gentrification of Highland Park truly began, just as it did in a dozen other major cities.

Pages